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Emergency Procedures, Checklist and Contact List

Silver Control Procedures

  1. Bronze Team Leaders request escalation to Silver
  2. Convene Silver team
  3. Choose most appropriate Emergency control room
  4. Nominate member to keep log
  5. Determine and activate additional Bronze teams as required
  6. Assume incident control, arrange first full meeting of Silver + Bronze leaders
  7. Be satisfied that evacuation, isolation, access control, containment etc is appropriate
  8. Assess situation and analyse impact to people & property
  9. Support all Bronze Team leaders
  10. Consider internal and external communications, assist Press Officer by drafting statements
  11. Consider reputation, costs, interruption time, recovery, compliance, & insurance implications
  12. Assess business continuity and recovery requirements against plans
  13. Assess need to escalate to Gold

Escalate to Gold if:

  • Involves long term isolation and/or evacuation of part of a building
  • Multiple serious injuries or deaths
  • May threaten UoR financial, reputational or legal status
  • Significant media interest is shown
  • Incident has potential to escalate quickly into disaster
  • Entire department or facility is compromised
  • Surrounding residents or their property are severely impacted
  • Major efforts required from UoR plus external Emergency Services
  • Additional resources are required / need approval


  • Ensure adequate evacuation & access control
  • Contain incident
  • Maintain event log
  • Analyse impact
  • Communicate with Bronze Team Leaders
  • Update Gold as required
  • Define next steps to business continuity & recovery

Further in depth information can be found in the appendices to the Major Incident Plan.

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Emergency contact details

If you believe that a crisis is developing involving the University, its staff or students call Security Services:

0118 378 6300


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